If These Kids Can Succeed, Why Can’t Every Child Succeed?

It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to educate a child.

In an ideal world, every child would receive the same education regardless of factors such as family income, zip code, background, etc. However, we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in a world in which a child’s education is often dependent on those same factors.

Over the past few years, there has been a debate about charter schools. Especially when these schools are in low income neighborhoods and there are more students applying than seats available.

Success Academy Bronx 2 is a charter school in The Bronx. Not only did the entire school pass the Algebra I Regents, but every student aced the test. From my perspective, this success is proof that when we prioritize education for all of our children, they will become the academic successes that we want them to be.

We just need to make sure that the schools, the teachers and the parents have the resources they need to provide that education. The problem is that these resources are sometimes scarce or non-existent.

Congrats to the kids. I hope this inspires other schools to fulfill and inspire their own students to their own academic accomplishments.

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